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A tiny region of the brain exerts a big influence on how we experience negative thoughts. (from NOVA Next)
Scientists have discovered a tiny region of the brain that gets activated when we experience negative or portentious thoughts.
July 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Happy Birthday Ken Burns! Ken’s films have earned twelve Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
His much awaited seven-part series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, premieres on PBS Sept. 14. Click on the link below to create personalized Roosevelts email postcards to remind your friends and family about Ken's newest film.
Photo: Ken Burns at this year’s TV Critics Press Tour in Los Angeles.
Create personalized postcards using images from THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY and email them to friends or family. Change the photoChange the colorAdd message & addressTheodore Roosevelt, 1903Library of Congress Prints and PhotographsThe Roosevel…
July 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Our condolences to our friends at NPR:
Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.
July 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm
Next time you see him or her, give your doctor a fist-bump (from PBS NewsHour)
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom tested the germ-exchange rates of handhakes, fist bumps and high-fives to determine which mode of mano-to-mano contact spreads the most bacteria. In the study, one participant wore a sterile glove and exchanged various types hand of contact…
July 29, 2014 at 10:50 am
If a nation sinks, is it still a nation? (from PBS NewsHour)
In June, the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati purchased nearly 6,000 acres of land on a Fijian island to potentially serve as refuge for citizens forced to relocate as rising sea levels make the country unlivable. Continue reading →
July 29, 2014 at 6:00 am
From Richard Heffner’s Open Mind: Eric Deggans of NPR discusses prejudices perpetuated by media companies that super-serve particular audiences
Eric Deggans explores the intersection of race and today\
July 29, 2014 at 2:00 am
Reviving the art (and fun) of home beer-making, one gallon at a time. Dark Rye Magazine takes you inside the Brooklyn Brew Shop:
Brooklyn Brew Shop are reviving the oldest beverage, one gallon at a time. It’s kitchen-based, friendly stovetop beer making in New York
July 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm
New from NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists: Cosmologist Janna Levin's gorgeous justification for abstract science.
We give Janna Levin 30 seconds to explain her science and she aims for transcendence. Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College ...
July 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm
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